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5.0 out of 5 stars
Rowena's Escape, Aug. 28 2011
Well, what an epic book filled with fun and sex, with dark magic and killing and just a dash of chivalry! I am told that this is a spoof but I cannot accept that. There's too much careful plotting and brilliant writing to be a spoof.
Rowena finds a way out of her Scottsdale, Arizona life and into not-so-much an early Arthurian epoch but more of an alternate world which branched off from ours some time after the Roman era. It has been cursed and Rowena is the only woman - soon to be followed by a friend - who is fertile. It can easily be imagined what a prize she is for the Dukes and princes and Kings who desperately need to produce heirs. I used to think that men were like me: full of tender loving care for their women folk while the women were eager to jump into bed and damn the finesse - possibly, I'm slightly mistaken about this but, either way, there is a great deal of bedding that will leave no reader in doubt as to what goes on in this society.
Rowena finds that her mother came from this land and when she brings a photograph of herself and her mother to show her actual grandfather - well, it brought tears to my eyes as well as to Grandfather's.
This book is one of the most enjoyable fantasy works I've read in a long time. And it took quite a long time, every hour was a pleasure.
Thank you Melodie. Was Rowena just a teeny bit autobiographical?